The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted film festivals and similar events across the globe. Fortunately, some events will still hold in-person festivals and online film viewings for movie goers.
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Children champion tree planting as hundreds of people grapple with acute water scarcity in Bunambutye landslides resettlement villages amidst the fight against the novel coronavirus in Uganda.
In the fall of 2018, Bill Kirner feared he could take his own life if he didn't make a drastic change. A year and a half later, he shares how far he has come since seeking out treatment.
Adham Hassoun had completed a 15-year sentence in the United States on terrorism-related charges. Unable to deport him, the government sought to keep him in open-ended custody.
The Obama administration ran into a wall of political opposition when it tried to close Guantánamo Prison. The former vice president rarely brings up the topic and has yet to draw up a strategy but says he shares the goal.
A St. Louis reporter reflects on his personal connection to the 63106 Project, a reporting series covering one of the most disadvantaged communities in Louisiana.
As the coronavirus spreads, soaring demand for oxygen is bringing out a stark global truth: Even the right to breathe depends on money. In much of the world, oxygen is expensive and hard to get.
North Carolina has recently boosted its efforts to study and prepare for climate change while some say that work to address rising sea levels had begun years earlier.
The largest state relief program for undocumented immigrants has $500 debit cards reserved for approximately 3,000 San Francisco residents — but getting one of those cards is proving to be difficult.
Gateway Journalism Review's spring 2020 issue, The 1857 Project, explores the history of race in the Land of Dred Scott.
At one Virginia jail, the Helping Addicts Recover Permanently (HARP) program has improved inmates' lives. Tera Crowder is one of them.
The emergency service received 1,179 reports of deaths from possible COVID-19 patients in the first two months of the epidemic, a much larger figure than what the Ministry of Health officially reports.
The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott decision denying blacks humanity and the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates were the prelude to Civil War.
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.
Land rights have always been a tricky issue in Bengal, and women are at the risk of losing their land rights because of illiteracy. However, technology has been helping them to maintain land ownership.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes manating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
Paula Bronstein's focus is Ukraine's vulnerable, fragile elderly population trapped by an endless war that sees their lives frozen by conflict, impoverished, living in dilapidated homes.
In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That was pre-pandemic. Here's how the most vulnerable families struggle to survive today and day by day.
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
This series explores the competing political narratives over the efficacy and morality of private prisons and whether they are good for employees, inmates, and the economies of the small towns that often house them.
Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect the competitive Democratic primary and United States' most-watched election?
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Lauren-Brooke Eisen, who reported on private-public prison initiatives in New Zealand and Australia aimed at reducing recidivism.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers. Journalist Sylvia Varnham O'Regan discusses her reporting on this increasingly divisive issue.
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about her nearly two decades of experience reporting on Guantanamo’s detainees, its military commissions, and the U.S. military.
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.
This year's winners will investigate the intersection of exoneration projects with prison abolition theory and the effects of coronavirus on Islamophobia in India.
The Seattle Times was recognized for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
Jon Sawyer on how the Pulitzer Center is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
Gomes' image of a sex trafficking survior and her guide dog was chosen as a finalist from over 400 submissions.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about the intricacies of reporting in Guantanamo Bay.
"Broken Justice," a PBS NewsHour podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, was recognized in the Radio category.
Audience members gathered to hear Palau discuss her reporting on Colombia's peace deal and its aftermath.
Mapping Makoko was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 Sigma Award for Open Data.
Florida newsroom executives and Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan joined the Athena Society in Tampa to have a conversation about the Florida Climate Reporting Network.
Pulitzer Center grantee, Larry C. Price, was awarded an Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award at the 2019 Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony in New Orleans.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
The following lesson plan explores the concept of suggestibility through taste tests and discussion. Students will learn about the role suggestibility plays in various aspects of their lives.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.